Making The Drive

Lucille's 1913 Gets a New Truck in Touching Gesture

The nonprofit will be featured on national news Monday evening.

By Timothy Malcolm April 26, 2021

Chris Williams of Lucille's 1913.

Image: Jenn Duncan

Lucille's 1913, the nonprofit run by Chris Williams of the popular restaurant Lucille's and brother Ben Williams, founder of Highway Vodka, is back in the news, and for good reason.

The siblings were featured in March on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt for the work they were doing to help feed Houstonians, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic and primarily in underrepresented communities. 

According to the Chronicle, another pair of siblings, Laura and Jeff Parks, watched the report at home in Southern Ohio and felt the Williams family could use their food truck. That truck was originally given to Laura's son Jesse, but he died in 2016 after battling a number of health issues.

So, the Parks drove the truck from Ohio to Houston and gave Lucille's 1913 the truck. 

The NBC Nightly News chronicled this as a follow-up to their March story, and the report will air at 5:30 p.m. today. Below is a clip shared by NBC Nightly News.

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